Antique Java Style Majapahit Indonesian Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 17cm/7"
Measurements Height 17cm/7"
An antique Java Style seated bronze Devi Tara sculpture in the 13th century Majapahit style.
In Buddhism, Tara is a Bodhisattva. She is the Goddess of Compassion. Here she is seated on round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a square decorated pedestal. She is is seated, in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity.
Tara holds in her left hand the stem of a lotus flower which extends above her shoulder. He right hand is held in a gesture of teaching. She wears a richly bejewelled dhotis and upavitas. Her face has a serene downcast gaze.
Tara wears a decorative Javanese style tiara, on her head, in front of her Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises her control over Positive and Negative attitudes. She has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large earrings.
A halo stands behind representing her divinity.
The sculpture has a wonderful brown malachite patina.
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